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This is our site dedicated to journalists. Here you'll find all our latest press releases and feature articles, together with background information and contact details for the press team.

 

New report finds no slow down in tiger trafficking

28 September 2016

A new report from TRAFFIC and WWF finds no evidence of a decline in tiger trafficking across Asia, with parts equating to a minimum of 1755 tigers seized between 2000 and 2015 – an average of more than two animals per week.
Read New report finds no slow down in tiger trafficking

Tanya Steele, CEO

WWF-UK announces new Chief Executive

27 September 2016

  • WWF-UK announces Tanya Steele as its CEO
Read WWF-UK announces new Chief Executive

Orang-utans, Palm Oil Buyers Scorecard 2016

British companies ‘leading the way’ in palm oil sustainability

21 September 2016

British retailers, manufacturers and food service companies using large quantities of palm oil have scored among the best in the 2016 edition of WWF’s Palm Oil Buyers Scorecard, launched today. Many well-known UK companies are ‘leading the way’, on sustainable palm oil while others have failed to keep their promises to consumers or are still doing nothing at all to help reduce deforestation and other adverse impacts of producing the world’s most popular vegetable oil and we’re losing valuable tropical habitats and species as a result. palmoilscorecard.panda.org/
Read British companies ‘leading the way’ in palm oil sustainability

Ratification of Paris agreement

21 September 2016

Responding to news that the UK government will ratify the global climate deal signed in Paris last year, WWF-UK’s Chief Executive David Nussbaum said:
 
Read Ratification of Paris agreement

Spain could be first EU member country to have a natural World Heritage site listed as ‘in danger’

15 September 2016

The Doñana National Park World Heritage site, located in southern Spain, provides habitats for as many as 4000 species, six million migratory birds each year and the world’s rarest feline species, the Iberian lynx but since the beginning of the 20th century, Doñana has lost over 80 per cent of its natural marshes. Read Spain could be first EU member country to have a natural World Heritage site listed as ‘in danger’

WWF-UK responds to Virgin Atlantic’s announcement on using waste gases to produce jet fuel

14 September 2016

Responding to Virgin Atlantic’s announcement  on using waste gases to produce jet fuel, James Beard, Climate and Aviation Specialist at WWF-UK commented: Read WWF-UK responds to Virgin Atlantic’s announcement on using waste gases to produce jet fuel

WWF-UK responds to Water UK's report on the needed to protect against the growing risk of drought

13 September 2016

Responding to today’s report published by Water UK showing that more action is needed to protect against growing drought risk, Rose O’Neill , Freshwater Programme Manager at WWF-UK commented: Read WWF-UK responds to Water UK's report on the needed to protect against the growing risk of drought

Giant Panda

Giant Panda no longer ‘endangered’ but iconic species still at risk

04 September 2016

In a welcome piece of good news for the world’s threatened wildlife, the giant panda has just been downgraded from ‘Endangered’ to ‘Vulnerable’ on the global list of species at risk of extinction, demonstrating how an integrated approach can help save our planet’s vanishing biodiversity. Read Giant Panda no longer ‘endangered’ but iconic species still at risk

UK businesses risk timber resource crunch if they fail to move to sustainable practices

10 August 2016

A new report commissioned by WWF today (10th August), finds that UK businesses must invest in sustainable forest management if they are to guarantee access to timber that their businesses rely on in the near future.  Leading countries that supply timber to the UK are either at the point of expiry or running at a deficit as forest resources are used without adequate provision for sustainable timber supply.
Read UK businesses risk timber resource crunch if they fail to move to sustainable practices

Three quarters of Brits aren’t aware of detrimental tiger farms in Asia

29 July 2016

  • Londoners & millennials most likely to visit attractions with captive tigers which could be fuelling the illegal wildlife trade
  • More than 200 facilities across Asia – many of which are likely to be involved in the illegal trade of tigers like the notorious Tiger Temple; Asia’s most recently renowned tiger farm
  • 86% of those surveyed want to see tiger farms closed
  • WWF is calling for countries to take urgent action to phase out tiger farms
Read Three quarters of Brits aren’t aware of detrimental tiger farms in Asia

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